Half Moon Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 12 Jan 2020

Half Moon Island, 1/12/2020, National Geographic Orion

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Antarctica

Today we finished crossing the Drake Passage and arrived in the South Shetland Islands! We made our first landfall on Half Moon Island. While all of the guests and most of the staff were ashore viewing chinstrap penguins, our two divers took to the water to document the underwater life found there. They encountered numerous invertebrates, swimming penguins, and a water temperature just above freezing. Undersea specialist Peter Webster filmed it all, in order to share with guests during a future recap of the day.

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